Burkhardt, Lloyd Arnold, son of Enoch and Anna (Eby) Burkhardt, was born at Floradale, Ont., April 4, 1900; died at Kitchener, Ont., Feb. 5, 1962; aged 61 y. 10 m. 1 d. On May 1, 1923, he was married to Vera Honsberger, who died Feb. 13, 1961. Surviving are one son and one daughter (Donald and Joan), 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Irvin E., Goshen, Ind.; Emerson, Florence-Mrs. Mervin Shantz, and Mrs. Gladys Musselman). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Feb. 8, in charge of Edgar Metzler.
Crossgrove, Barbara, daughter of Nicholas and Mary Roth, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Aug. 18, 1883; died at the Ottawa Valley Hospital, Lima, Ohio, Jan. 16, 1962; aged 78 y. 4 m. 29 d. On Nov. 30, 1920, she was married to Charles Crossgrove, who preceded her in death. This union was blessed with one son (Chauncey, Archbold, Ohio, with whom she made her home for the past nine years). She also mothered 7 other children (Franklin, Lansing, Mich.; Cora, Midland, Mich.; Henry, Aibonito, P.R.; Mary-Mrs. Waldo Schrock, Fayette, Ohio; Walter and Laura-Mrs. Clarence Baer, Archbold; and Ralph, Toledo, Ohio). Besides the 8 children, surviving are 28 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters (Lizzie, Lydia, Lena, and Fannie), and 2 brothers (Dan and John), all of Stryker, Ohio. One granddaughter, 3 sisters, and one brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Central Church. Being confined to her home for the last number of years, she found much joy in service for her Lord by piecing quilts and comforters, and knitting bandages for the WSMA. Funeral services were held at the Central Church, in charge of Jesse Short, Charles Gautsche, and Dale Wyse.
Getz, Martha Jane, daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Susan Elizabeth (Smith) Turner, was born at Fulks Run, Va., March 25, 1894; died unexpectedly at her home near Singers Glen, Va., Jan. 4, 1962; aged 67 y. 9 m. 5 d. She was married on Aug. 22, 1914, to John I. Getz, who survives, along with 3 sons and 4 daughters (Turner W., Timberville, Va.; Wilda-Mrs. Tom Clayton, Brandywine, W. Va.; Thelma-Mrs. Clayton D. Showalter, Broadway, Va.; Mrs. Nina Mae Bibble, Linville, Va.; Flemmie-Mrs. Owen Stultz, Eglon, W. Va.; John A., Charlottesville, Va.; and Bennie I. Linville), 2 sisters and 5 brothers (Mrs. Ida L. Halterman, Petersburg, W. Va.; Mrs. H. V. May, Timberville; and Hobart, Charles, Zack, John, and Joseph, all of Broadway), 19 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was a faithful member of the Morning View Church since its beginning in 1928. Funeral services were held Jan. 7, in charge of Ernest G. Gehman, assisted by Donald Willman and Raymond Shoemaker.
Gingrich, Allen William, son of Marshall and Jessie (Hoylman) Gingrich, was born at Creston, Mont., July 6, 1915; died of a kidney condition at Portland, Oreg., Feb. 8, 1962; aged 46 y. 7 m. 2 d. On Sept. 14, 1940, he was married to Adella Stutzman, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Jessie, Gale, Byron, and Roy), 2 brothers (Ervin, Nampa, Idaho; and Mahlon, Albany, Oreg.), and 6 sisters (Mrs. James Bond. Lebanon; Mrs. John Brenneman, Albany; Mrs. Denver Unruh and Mrs. Roderick Brenneman, Corvallis; Mrs. H. D. Elston, Sweet Home; and Mrs. G. E. Parker, Eugene, Oreg.). He was a member of the Albany Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 10, in charge of David W. Mann; interment in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Guengerich, Joel S., son of Samuel D. and Barbara (Beachy) Guengerich, was born Aug. 16, 1872; died at the Pleasantview Home, Kalona, Iowa, Jan. 22, 1962; aged 89 y. 5 m. 6 d. On Dec. 13, 1900, he was married to Magdalene Yoder, who died Aug. 9, 1928. To this union were born 6 children (Edna-Mrs. Aaron Stoltzfus, Premont, Texas; Earl, West Chester; Albert, Stuttgart, Ark.; Willard, Glenwood Springs, Colo.; Glenn, Wellman; and Harold, Denver, Colo). On Nov. 12, 1933, he was married to Ella Fisher, who survives. Also surviving, besides his 6 children, are 17 grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 10 step-great-great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (William, Upland, Calif.; and Menno, Alberta, Canada), and one sister (Susie Kuhns, Wellman.) Two brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Wellman Church, in charge of Noah Landis, Max Yoder, and George Miller.
Knicely, Joseph L., son of Lewis D. and Mary (Coakley) Knicely, was born at Dayton, Va., Nov. 29, 1882; died at Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 4, 1962; aged 79 y. 2 m. 6 d. On Oct. 26, 1903, he was married to Bertha Virginia Shank, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and one son (Mrs. Paul Good, Harrisonburg; Mrs. Paul Rhodes, Bridgewater and Frank, Harrisonburg), 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Geo. W., Dayton, Va.). He was a member of Weavers Church. Funeral services were held at the Bank Church, Feb. 6, in charge of De Witt Heatwole and Harold Eshleman.
Lehman, Maggie, daughter of Levi and Salome (Gnagy)
Summer, was born Oct. 20, 1876; died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Melvin Weaver, Youngstown, Ohio, Feb. 1, 1962;
aged 85 y. 3 m. 12 d. She was married to Henry Lehman on Jan.
1, 1899. He died on Jan. 14, 1945. One son also preceded her in
death. Surviving are 2 daughters and one son (Alta-Mrs. Melvin
Weaver, with whom she made her home since Sept., 1959; Edith-Mrs.
Millard Sprague, Hialeah, Fla.; and Norman, Miami, Fla.), 10 grandchildren,
and 18 great-grandchildren. As a girl she accepted Christ as her
Saviour and united with the Brethren Church. In 1917, she and
her husband united with the Midway Church, where funeral services
were held, in charge of Paul Yoder, assisted by Ernest Martin.
Archie, Leah Janice, infant daughter of James and Maggie Archie, was born Feb. 5, 1962, at Rainy River, Ont.; died Feb. 7. Surviving are her parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters (Perry, Sally, Virginia, Margret, and James Willard), and her grandparents (Pete and Maggie Indian). Funeral services were held at Grassy River Indian Mission, conducted by Willard Marner.
Eberly, Allen W., son of Jonas and Amanda (Witmer) Eberly, was born Oct. 2, 1892; died at the Dunlap Hospital, Feb. 12, 1962; aged 69 y. 4 m. 10 d. Surviving are 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Henry, of the home, near Dalton, Ohio; Daniel, Dalton; Paul, Orrville; Elizabeth, Alzena, and Anna, all of the home). Allen lived with his brother and 3 sisters. He was a member of the Chestnut Ridge Mennonite Church, Orrville, Ohio.
Fretz, Margaret M., daughter of Milton and Mary (Metz) Mininger, was born in Towamencin Twp., Pa., July 11, 1880; died at her home, Schwenksville, Pa., Feb. 14, 1962; aged 81 y. 7 m. 3 d. On Dec. 13, 1902, she was married to Henry D. Fretz, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Henry, Schwenksville), 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 3 sisters (Joseph, Lansdale; Abram, Earlington; Mary-Mrs. Linford Hallman, Alice-Mrs. Clarence Ziegler, and Betty, all of Souderton). She was a member of the Upper Skippack Church, where funeral services were conducted Feb. 19, in charge of Daniel Reinford, assisted by Jacob T. Landes and Paul Dershem.
Horst, Anna J., daughter of Jacob P. and Mary (Yoder) Brenneman, was born in Iowa Co., Iowa, April 20, 1881; died at the Pleasantview Home, Kalona, Iowa, Feb. 12, 1962; aged 80 y. 9 m. 23 d. On Oct. 12, 1935, she was married to Dan Horst, who survives. She was a member of the Upper Deer Creek Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 14, in charge of Victor Kropf and Morris Swartzendruber.
Kulp, Emma Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel H. and Emma Catherine (Shifflet) Blosser, was born near Dayton, Va., Feb. 26, 1885; died at the Westview Convalescent Home, Elkhart, Ind., Feb. 9, 1962; aged 76 y. 11 m. 14 d. On Jan. 24, 1909, she was married to Christian Kulp, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Mary, at home; Martha-Mrs. Orlen King, Archbold, Ohio; Ernest, New Paris, Ind.; Christian, Jr., Nappanee; Emma-Mrs. Junior Martin, Goshen; Barbara-Mrs. Harvey Kilmer, Nappanee; and Isaac, Goshen), 32 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Samuel, Jonas, Fred, Mrs. Katie Lahman, and Priscilla-Mrs. Mervin Shull, all of Virginia; and Mattie-Mrs. Emanuel Hartman, Archbold, Ohio). Four children preceded her in death. she was a member of the Yellow Creek Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of William Ramer, Paul Hoover, and Joseph Martin.
Metz, Abram A., son of George and Anna (Alderfer) Metz, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., March 1, 1875; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Jan. 29, 1962; aged 86 y. 10 m. 28 d. He lived with his son, Abram G. Metz, of Bergey, Pa. His wife, Flora Bergey Metz, and 3 children preceded him in death. Surviving are one daughter and 4 sons (Mamie G. Metz, Abram G., Henry G., Hermon G., and Walton G.), one brother (Hermond A.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Godshall and Mrs. Annie Swartley). Funeral services were held at the Towamencin Church, Kulpsville, Pa., Feb. 3, in charge of Ellis Mack.
Moyer, Ida S., daughter of Michael and Amanda (Souder) Musselman, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Dec. 28, 1879; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Jan. 7, 1962; aged 82 y. 10 d. On Oct. 18, 1902 she was married to John O. Moyer, who died in 1942. Surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (Leroy M. and Warren M., both of Telford; and Sarah-Mrs. Arthur H. Charles, Line Lexington, Pa.), 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one brother and 2 sisters (Abram S. and Mrs. Henry O. Moyer, both of Telford; and Mrs. Estella Rittenhouse, Lansdale, Pa.). She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 10, in charge of Menno Souder, Curtis Bergey, and Leroy Godshall.
Oesch, Albert Henry, son of John and Mary Ann (Smith) Oesch, was born at Pigeon, Mich., June 27, 1891; died of a heart attack at his home in Milverton, Ont., Jan. 31, 1962; aged 70 y. 7 m. 4 d. On Nov. 26, 1919, he was married to Emma Bender, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Elwood, Listowel, Ont.), 2 daughters (Dorothy-Mrs. Delmer Erb, Millbank; and Ruth-Mrs. Nelson Schultz, Milverton, 2 brothers (Wellington, Milverton; and Irvin, Woodstock), 2 sisters (Laura-Mrs. Allan Bender and Flora-Mrs. Roy Schauber, both of Milverton), and 8 grandchildren. Two sons and one grandchild preceded him in death. He was a member of the Poole Church, where funeral services were conducted Feb. 3, in charge of Herbert Schultz, David Jantzi, and Moses H. Roth.
Reno, Harry Charles, Sr., was born at New Orleans, La.; died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the St. Charles Hospital, Luling, La., Feb. 11, 1962; aged 55 y. Occupation: Louisiana Wildlife Commission. He was married to Jane Jones, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (George, Harry, Jr., and Edward), 2 sisters (Mrs. Lillie Reno, New Orleans; and Mrs. Louise Treas, Ponchatoula, La.) 2 brothers (Joe, Ponchatoula; and Louis, Manchac, La.), 6 grandchildren, and 15 stepbrothers and sisters. He was a member of the Akers Church. Funeral services were held at the Ponchatoula Baptist Church, Feb. 13, in charge of John E. Wenger.
Ryman, Daniel Moses, was born Sept. 4, 1884; died at Woodstock, Va., Feb. 7, 1962; aged 77 y. 5 m. 3 d. He was married to Leah Ann Pence, who died in 1928. Later he was married to Ida Alice May, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Lester Biller and Mrs. John Weaver), a stepson (Joseph May), 2 brothers (Otto and Edward), and one sister (Mrs. Mary Weaver). He was a member of the Woodland Church. Funeral services were held at Solomon's Lutheran Church, Feb. 9, in charge of J. E. Gross and J. Ward Shank.
Smucker, Simon C., son of Jonas and Sarah (Yoder) Smucker, was born near Smithville, Ohio, Sept. 25, 1873; died at his home near Orrville, Ohio, Feb. 4, 1962; aged 88 y. 4 m. 10 d. On Sept. 22, 1903, he was married to Lydia Ann Wenger, who died Feb. 4, 1953, just 9 years to the day before her husband. Surviving are 10 children (Fredrick, Orrville; Lloyd, Leroy; Orrin, Plain City; Carl, Rockford, Ill.; Ira, Wadsworth, Ohio; Vernon, Smithville; L. J. and Francis, of Orrville; Martha, Cuyahoga Falls; and Dale, Wadsworth), 34 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mary Mast, Amelia, Va.; and Ella Smucker, Smithville), 3 half sisters (Mrs. Effie Miller and Mrs. Emma Rohrer, Smithville; and Mrs. David Steiner, North Lima), and one brother (Daniel, Harrisonburg, Va.). Three grandchildren and 8 brothers and sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Smithville Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 6, in charge of David Eshleman and Gerald Studer.
Snyder, Delton N., son of Ervin and Nancy (Nahrgang) Snyder, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., March 6, 1903; died at the Stratford (Ont.) General Hospital, as the result of a car accident, Feb. 2, 1962; aged 58 y. 10 m. 27 d. In 1927, he was married to Beatrice Miller, who survives. He was operator of the Snyder Transport. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Betty-Mrs. Sylvester Yantzi and Myrtle-Mrs. Venus Snyder), his father, one sister (Mrs. Oliver A. Snyder), and 7 grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Shantz church, where funeral services were held Feb. 5, in charge of L. H. Witmer.
Stauffer, Frank M., son of Augustus and Mary Ann (Mast) Stauffer, was born at East Earl, Pa., April 7, 1875; died at the Ephrata (Pa.) Community Hospital, Jan. 20, 1962, after an illness of 11 days; aged 86 y. 9 m. 13 d. His wife (Mary Martin Stauffer) died in 1953. Surviving are 3 children (Barton A., Lancaster, Pa.; Anna-Mrs. Carpenter W. Martin, Bareville; and Clara-Mrs. John C. Rutt, Blue Ball, with whom he resided), 8 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was a member of the Weaverland church, where funeral services were held Jan. 23, with David N. Weaver and Alvin G. Martin officiating.
Turner, Zack A., son of Joseph and Mary (Fulk) Turner, was born near Fulks Run, Va., March 22, 1869; died at Fulks Run, Feb. 13, 1962; aged 92 y. 10 m. 22 d. In 1896 he was married to Daisy Layman, who died in 1955. Surviving are 3 sons (Russell L., Fulks Run; Adam E. and George F., Timberville), one foster daughter (Mrs. Cavada Biller, Timberville), 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Kate Saudy, Fulks Run), and one brother (Charles, Harrisonburg, Va.). One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Hebron Church at Fulks Run. Funeral services were held at the Brethren Church, Feb. 16, in charge of Lewis Showalter, J. E. Dettra, and Wm. Keller.
Wolfinger, Winfield S., son Pearson and Kathryn (Shelley) Wolfinger, was born in Plumstead Twp., Pa., Jan. 17, 1895; died at his home, Dec. 17, 1961; aged 66 y. 11 m. On Nov. 8, 1930, he was married to Alice Meyers, who survives. One child preceded him in death. Also surviving are 6 brothers and one sister (Enos, Telford; Horace, Plumsteadville; George, Doylestown; Warren, Gardenville; Henry, Pipersville; Ira, Chalfont; and Margaret-Mrs. Clarence Angeny, Danboro). He was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 21, in charge of Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace.
Correction: In the obituary of Gideon S. Eberly (Feb. 20 issue) it was mistakenly reported that his wife survives him.
Bakner, Harry A., son of Benjamin and Nettie (Stauffer) Bakner, was born at Fairview Pa., July 29, 1892; died at the Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital, Jan. 22, 1962; aged 69 y. 5 m. 24 d. On March 17, 1916, he was married to Flossie May McFerren, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and one daughter (Huber, Huntington, Ind.; Lester and Junior, Waynesboro, Pa.; Rennis, Marion, Pa.; and Mrs. Orville Bakner, Waynesboro). He was a faithful attendant at the Fox Hill Mission. Funeral services were held at the Poe Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa., Jan. 24, in charge of Lester Misner and Harvey E. Shank.
Brubacher, Benjamin S., son of John M. and Barbara (Steiner) Brubacher, was born in Ont., Aug. 9, 1879; died at Hawkesville, Ont., Feb. 20, 1962; aged 82 y. 6 m. 11 d. On Dec. 26, 1906, he was married to Anna Magdalena Diefenbaker, who died Nov. 7, 1957. Surviving are 4 daughters (Emma-Mrs. Noah F. Martin, Ada-Mrs. Ezra J. H. Frey, Melissa-Mrs. John F. Martin, and Viola-Mrs. Samuel G. Martin), one brother (Henry), and one sister (Mrs. Christian R. Frey). He was a member of the Elmira Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 24, in charge of Howard S. Bauman, assisted by John Rea; interment in St. Jacobs Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Burkhalter, Anna, daughter of John A. and Anna (Tschantz) Lehman, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Jan. 5, 1878; died at her home near Kidron, Ohio (the same home in which she was born and lived all her life), Feb. 23, 1962; aged 84 y. 1 m. 18 d. In Nov 1, 1906, she was married to Louis Burkhalter, who died Nov. 14, 1954. She is the only surviving member in a family of 10 children. Surviving are 2 sons (Wilson, Massillon, Ohio; and Lester, Apple Creek, Ohio), 2 daughters (Emma, at home; and Sarah-Mrs. Jacob S. Miller, Smithville, Ohio), 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, and 8 step-great-grandchildren. One daughter, one infant son, and twin sons who were dead at birth preceded her in death. She was a member of the Kidron Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 27, in charge of Reuben Hofstetter, Isaac Zuercher, and Bill Detweiler.
Burr, Florence (Cox), was born at London, Ont., June 16, 1892; died at Alpena, Mich., Jan. 27, 1962; aged 69 y. 7 m. 11 d. On Nov. 28, 1912, she was married to Stanley Burr. Surviving are 3 children (Richard and Margaret, Lachine, Mich.; and Cecil, Hillman, Mich.) and 11 grandchildren. She was a member of the Wellington Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Bannon Funeral Home, Jan. 30, in charge of Harvey Handrich and Harold Sharp; interment in King Settlement Cemetery.
Good, Ivy E., daughter of David and Mary (Schneader) Bender, was born in Brecknock Twp., Pa.; died at the General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 17, 1962; aged 70 y. She was married to Joseph A. Good, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 10 children (Lester, East Earl; Howard, Akron; Marvin, Blue Ball; Warren, Bareville; Earl, Terre Hill; Harry, New Holland; Grace-Mrs. Clayton Horning, Terre Hill; Anna-Mrs. Earl Hoover, New Holland; Beatrice-Mrs. Wayne Brubaker, East Earl; and Jennie-Mrs. Arthur Weaver, with whom she resided, Reinholds), 27 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one sister (Katie-Mrs. Elmer Good, Denver), and one brother (Charles, New Holland). She was a member of the Bowmansville Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 20, with Moses G. Gehman and Benjamin F. Weaver officiating.
Kaufman, Lynn Douglas, son of Marvin and Ruth (Hershberger) Kaufman, was born at Hollsopple, Pa., Oct. 5, 1955; died at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., Jan. 17, 1962; aged 6 y. 3 m. 7 d. In addition to his parents, he is survived by 2 sisters (La Vanne and Lori Jean) and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Kaufman and Mrs. Norman Hershberger). Funeral services were held at the Stahl Church, Jan. 20, with Sanford Shetler, David Alwine, and Melvin Nussbaum officiating.
Kreider, Anna L., daughter of Henry D. and Elizabeth Heller, was born Aug. 15, 1868; died Sept. 28, 1961; aged 93 y. 1 m. 13 d. She was married to John H. Kreider, who died in December, 1935. Surviving are one son (Amos, Lititz), 11 grandchildren, and one brother (Enos L., Lancaster). One daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the East Petersburg Church, where services were held Oct. 1, in charge of Emory Herr, Christian Frank, and Irvin Kreider.
Kreider, Isaac S., son of Benj. H. and Ella Nora (Stoner) Kreider, was born Jan. 24, 1895; died Feb. 22, 1962, at the Lancaster County Home, after an illness of several weeks; aged 67 y. 29 d. Surviving are his stepmother (Lizzie R. Kreider) and 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Elmer S., Abram S., Jacob S., Bertha S. Harnish, and Nora-Mrs. H. Blair Otto). One brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mountville Church. Funeral services were held at the Koser Funeral Home, Feb. 24, in charge of Christ Frank.
Kuepfer, Esther Marie, infant daughter of Ivan and Susan (Jantzi) Kuepfer, Peffers, Ont., was born at the Listowel Memorial Hospital, Oct. 21, 1961; died at the Listowel Memorial Hospital after a few days' illness of pneumonia, Feb. 20, 1962; aged 3 m. 30 d. Surviving are her parents, 3 sisters (Laurene, Beatrice, and Elizabeth), and her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Kuepfer). One sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Riverdale Church, Millbank, conducted by Menno Zehr and David K. Jantzi.
Nofzinger, Emma E., daughter of Jephtha and Mary (King) Wyse, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Oct. 13, 1870; died at the Blosser Nursing Home, Wauseon, Ohio, Feb. 20 1962; aged 91 y. 4 m. 7 d. On March 22, 1892, she was married to Albert Nofzinger, who died Jan. 5, 1946. An infant daughter also preceded her in death. In 1908, they took an orphan child, Laura M. Wyse, and cared for her until she married. Laura also preceded them in death, leaving two sons, who also were cared for in Emma's home. Four brothers, 3 sisters, and a foster grandson also preceded her in death. Surviving are one sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Short), one foster grandson, and 3 foster great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Central Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 23, in charge of Charles Gautsche, Dale Wyse, and P. L. Frey; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
Plank, Oliver Joy, son of Christian C. and Lydia A. Plank, was born near Garden City, Mo., Sept. 12, 1878; died at Garden City, Feb. 26, 1962; aged 83 y. 5 m. 14 d. On Jan. 11, 1905, he was married to Ida Teresa Schrock, who died in 1932. This union was blessed with 5 sons and 3 daughters. After her death, an aunt, Mrs. Ida Morrell, helped him in the responsibility of caring for the family still at home. On April 29, 1950, he was married to Clara Neuenschwander, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Clayton, Glada, Roy, Stanley, Alberta, Robert, and Gerald), 3 brothers (Christy, Marion, and Orlie), one sister (Sylvia Hostetler), 13 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. One daughter, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters also preceded him in death. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church.
Schmucker, Mary, daughter of Daniel and Jacobina Lantz, was born at West Unity, Ohio, Dec. 14, 1881; died at the Vernier Nursing Home, Archibold, Ohio, after a long illness, Feb. 5, 1962; aged 80 y. 1 m. 22 d. On June 8, 1913, she was married to Melvin Schmucker, who died in 1945. Her husband had been in poor health for a number of years, and her brother Peter had come to help care for him. After her husband died, she and her brother lived in her home north of Pettisville, Ohio, until she had to go to the nursing home when complications from a stroke and a broken hip developed. Surviving are her brother and 14 nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Central Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 8, in charge of Henry Wyse, Charles Gautsche, and Dale Wyse.
Schrock, Eldora Grace, daughter of Elhanan and Naoma Emma (Hostetler) Byler, was born near Garden City, Mo., March 8, 1891; died at the Harrisonville (Mo.) Memorial Hospital, Feb. 21, 1962; aged 70 yr. 11 m. 13 d. On Dec. 24, 1909, she was married to Daniel Ora Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are 7 sons (Clifford, Washington, Ill.; Leonard, Latour, Mo.; Daniel, Eaton Rapids, Mich.; Eldon, Lexington, Ill.; Maurice, Pontiac, Ill.; Coburn and John, of Garden City, Mo.), 3 daughters (Bernice-Mrs. Chester Yoder, Creighton, Mo.; Zana-Mrs. Ralph Smith, Henry, Ill.; and Rosalee-Mrs. Eli Gingerich, Goshen, Ind.), 29 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 sisters (Mrs. W. L. Geiger, Topeka, Kans.; and Mrs. Florence Reed, Garden City, Kans.), and 2 brothers (Leonard, Wilmette, Ill.; and Ross, Liberty, Kans.). Two brothers and 4 grandchildren preceded her in death. She was a member of the Sycamore Grove congregation.
Strite, Annie G., daughter of John E. and Anna (Good) Horst, was born near Maugansville, Md., Dec. 12, 1869; died at her home near Leitersburg, Md., Jan. 27, 1962; aged 92 y. 1 m. 15 d. On Nov. 28, 1893, she was married to Daniel M. Strite, who was ordained to the ministry on June 6, 1901. He preceded her in death just 6 years to the day, having died Jan. 27, 1856. She spent her entire married life in the same house. Her youngest daughter, Martha, and her husband moved in with her after the death of her husband. Surviving are 6 children (Amos W., Cora-Mrs. Fred Albin, Rhoda H.-Mrs. Harry Weber, Ruth N.-Mrs. Amos E. Martin, Martha G.-Mrs. Aden Strite, and John Menno, all of near Hagerstown), one brother and one sister (Michael and Fannie Horst, both of Maugansville), 26 grandchildren, and 55 great-grandchildren. One infant son, one grandson, and one great-grandson preceded her in death. She was a member of Miller's Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 31, in charge of Samuel Martin and Irvin Shank.
Thomas, Jacob Earl, son of Samuel and Amenda (Horner) Thomas, was born at Hollsopple, Pa., Aug. 14, 1886; died at Johnstown, Pa., Dec. 10, 1961; aged 75 y. 3 m. 27 d. On Oct. 24, 1909, he was married to Barbara Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Beula-Mrs. Fred Sakon, Jr., and Twila-Mrs. William J. Hill, Haines City, Fla.; Lester Earl, Geistown, Pa.; Delmar Carl, Davidsville; and Zona Marie-Mrs. Glenn Berkshire, Pettisville, Ohio), 16 grandchildren, 4 brothers and one sister (Harry, Owen, and John, all of Thomas Mills, Pa.; Robert S., Alum Bank, Bedford, Pa.; and Stella-Mrs. Harry Shetler, Hollsopple). Preceding him in death were one daughter, one grandson, 2 brothers, and one sister. He was a member of the Kaufman Church. Funeral services were held at the Thomas Church, Dec. 13, in charge of Harold E. Thomas, Charles Shetler, and Aldus Wingard.
Tyson, Abram M., son of Jacob and Sarah (Moyer) Tyson, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., June 18, 1869; died at the Zohlman Convalescent Home, Richlandtown, Pa., Jan. 23, 1962; aged 92 y. 7 m. 5 d. On Sept. 10, 1892; he was married to Clara Hockman, who died in 1937. Surviving are 4 sons (William, Perkasie; Raymond, Fountainville; Howard, Perkasie; and Lloyd, Springfield), 13 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Deep Run church, where funeral services were held Jan. 27, in charge of Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace.
Wade, Grace (Hauger), was born at Chicago, Ill., June 1, 1898; died at the Community General Hospital, Sterling, Ill., Feb. 13, 1962; aged 63 y. 8 m. 12 d. In 1916 she was married to Glen Wade, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Paul and Orville, of Sterling), one daughter (Lois Ann Wade Olson, Moline, Ill.), and 3 brothers (Will, Lemul, and Charles). She was a member of the Science Ridge Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 15, in charge of A. C. Good and J. Frederick Erb.
Weaver, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Eli and Sarah (Yoder) Blosser, was born at North Lima, Ohio, May 15, 1892; died at the Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital, after a long illness, Feb. 28, 1962; aged 69 y. 9 m. 13 d. On March 4, 1915, she was married to Clarence C. Weaver, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Arthur L., Elkhart, Ind.; and Paul E., North Lima, Ohio), one daughter (Helen-Mrs. Carl Lehman, Jr., Bradenton, Fla.), 2 brothers (Willard, Chicago; and Noble, North Lima), and 6 grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the North Lima Church for many years, but recently transferred her membership to the Bay Shore Church, Sarasota. Funeral services were held at the Robart's Funeral Home, Sarasota, March 1, and at the Midway Church, Columbiana, Ohio, March 5, in charge of David Steiner, assisted by Paul Yoder.
Whetzel, Silas Benjamin, son of Noah and Nancy (Jenkins) Whetzel, was born in Hardy Co., W. Va., Nov. 12, 1882; died near Petersburg, W. Va., Feb. 16, 1962; aged 79 y. 3 m. 4 d. He was married to Dora Mongold. Surviving are 10 daughters, 3 sons, 2 brothers, 58 grandchildren, and 51 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Brethren Church, Feb. 18, in charge of Lloyd Hartzler and Gordon Wenger.
Wyse, Myrtie Marie, daughter of Wm. B. and Clara (Beck)
Nofziger, was born at Wauseon, Ohio, Dec. 9, 1926; died
of acute virus pneumonia at the Wauseon Hospital, Feb. 27, 1962;
aged 35 y. 2 m. 18 d. On Oct. 6, 1946, she was married to Orval
D. Wyse, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and 2 sons
(Suzette, Joan, William, and James), her parents, 3 brothers and
5 sisters (LaVern and Olen, Wauseon; Lawrence, Archbold; Orpha,
at home; Berneda-Mrs. Joe Stuckey and Ada-Mrs. Earl Stuckey, both
of West Unity; Marjorie-Mrs. Cal Short, Archbold; and Virginia-Mrs.
Herbert Nofziger, Morenci, Mich.). She was a charter member of
the North Clinton congregation and active in the work of the church.
Funeral services were held at North Clinton, in charge of E. B.
Frey and Olen Nofziger.
Clark, J. Howard, son of John and Susanna (Weiler) Clark, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 18, 1876; died at Columbiana, Ohio, March 5, 1962; aged 85 y. 7 m. 14 d. In 1899 he was married to Emma Metzler, who died in 1924. In 1925 he was married to Minerva (Martin) Yoder, who died in 1952. Surviving are 3 daughters (Ruth-Mrs. Joe Wilson, Lexington, Ohio; Gladys-Mrs. Stelvin Blosser, Columbiana; and Margaret-Mrs. Melvin Schloneger, Sarasota, Fla.), 2 sons (Paul, Salem, Ohio; and Walter, Hubbard, Ohio), 17 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, 2 half brothers (Maurice Clark, Birdsboro, Pa.; and Edward Clark, Terre Hill, Pa.), and 2 stepdaughters (Mrs. Paul Martin, Youngstown, Ohio; and Mrs. Thomas Dews, Canton, Ohio). He was a member of the Leetonia Church, where funeral services were held March 7, in charge of S. A. Yoder and Allen Ebersole; interment in Midway Mennonite Cemetery.
Cullen, Harold Wallace, son of Ernest A. and Mattie (Thompson) Cullen, was born at Ellard, Va., Aug. 29, 1909; died of cancer at Waynesboro, Va., Feb. 24, 1962; aged 52 y. 5 m. 26 d. On July 5, 1934, he was married to Catharine Amanda Davis, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters (Raymond H., Larry Lee, Don Edwin, Patsy Catharine, and Betsy Kay, all of Lyndhurst, Va.), 2 brothers (Stuart O., Vesuvius, Va.; and Phillip C., Newport News, Va.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Marion Dooms and Mrs. Louise Conner, both of Greenville, Va.). He was a member of the Stuarts Draft Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 26, in charge of Paul R. Barnhart, assisted by B. Frank Hatter and Perry A. Burkholder.
Detweiler, Charles B., son of Reuben and Martha (Rickert) Detweiler, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., June 14, 1892; died at Souderton, Pa., after surgery for stomach cancer, Jan. 30, 1962; aged 69 y. 7 m. 16 d. On June 3, 1911, he was married to Rachel Derstine, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and 6 daughters (Norman, Dublin, Pa.; Paul D., Ottsville; Grace-Mrs. Vernon Detweiler, Sellersville; Edith-Mrs. Raymond Ott, Plumsteadville; Clyde, White Haven, Rachel-Mrs. Leroy Godshall, Franconia; Lovina-Mrs. Howard Atkinson, Jr., Telford; Dorothy-Mrs. Vernon Swartley, Kellers Church, Pa.; Lydia-Mrs. Clyde Yoder, Perkasie; and Durrell, Hickory, N.C.), 34 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Kulp, Souderton; Valentine, Plumsteadville; Clayton R., Perkasie; Mrs. Joseph Meyers, Souderton; Harvey R., Dublin, Pa.; and Mrs. Jesse Mack, Skippack). He was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 3, in charge of Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace.
Gromling, Dora May, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Young) Steiner, was born at Washington Boro, Pa., May 6, 1898; died of complications at her home near Mt. Joy, Pa., Jan. 18, 1962; aged 63 y. 8 m. 12 d. She was married to Edward Gromling, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (Mary-Mrs. Ralph Forry, Mt. Joy; Mrs. Frances Steudler, Lancaster; Daisy-Mrs. Harrison Henry, Quarrysville; Joseph, Emma-Mrs. Norman Kolp, and Edward, all of Mt. Joy, Pa.; Rhoda-Mrs. Guy Bellon, Lykens; and Anna May, at home, 30 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, one sister (Emma-Mrs. Elvin Wissler, Mt. Joy), and one brother (Howard, Columbia). Two children preceded her in death. She was a member of the Chestnut Hill Church, but attended the Mt. Joy Church. Funeral services were held at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Jan. 21, in charge of Henry W. Frank.
Halteman, Claude L., son of Joseph and the late Katie (Landis) Halteman, was born at Telford, Pa., May 14, 1936; met instant death while delivering feed with a bulk feed truck on a farm near Harleysville, Pa., Feb. 10, 1962; aged 25 y. 9 m. 27 d. On Dec. 6, 1958, he was married to Ellen Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are one son and one daughter (David and Janet), his father, 4 brothers (Linford and Elvin, both of Telford; Ralph, Red Lake, Ont.; and Floyd, Souderton), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Edith Schmidt, Gilbertsville; Mrs. Sarah Geissinger and Mrs. Irene Hackman, both of Quakertown; and Alma Halteman, Red Lake, Ont.). His mother and one brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Franconia Church until his marriage, after which he became a member of the Perkiomenville Church. Funeral services were held at the Franconia Church, Feb. 17, in charge of Abram Metz, Isaiah Alderfer, and Curtis Bergey.
Schultz, stillborn daughter of William and Jean (Steinman) Schultz, Milverton, Ont., was born March 2, 1962. Surviving besides the parents are 2 brothers. Graveside services were held at the Poole Mennonite Church Cemetery, with Herbert Schultz in charge.
Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon